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Canvas is coming to WPI!

Filed in LMS by on March 18, 2016 0 Comments
Canvas is coming to WPI!

Last fall, a task force was organized to evaluate what direction WPI should take regarding our Learning Management System (LMS) as Blackboard phases out support for the current version of their product and our contract is set to expire. On behalf of the LMS task force, the ATC is pleased to share the announcement made at […]






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myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

How often do you think about the use of color in your myWPI course site content? Selecting colors with accessibility in mind will not only improve the experience for users with vision deficiencies like color blindness, but for all students using your course site. In today’s post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can modify […]






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myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

The myWPI platform is accessible to all users by default; however, the individual content items uploaded by faculty and students may not be.  How can the common documents we use day to day be made accessible for users with visual impairments or learning and cognitive disabilities? You’ll be happy to hear that there are just a few […]






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Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

Filed in LMS, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Rearrange Courses in Blackboard’s Home Tab

We often see a request for assistance in hiding courses from the Home tab in Blackboard. However, did you know that you can also rearrange the order in which your courses appear? Simply click the little gear icon in the My Courses module to be brought to the Personalize: My Courses page. Then, hover over a course and drag the […]






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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Piazza is a free, easy to use Q&A platform integrated within myWPI. If you’ve been looking for more ways to get your students contributing in class, Piazza might be the tool for you. The Piazza platform encourages all types of learners to ask and answer questions in an online forum environment. Students have the option […]






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Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Tom Balistrieri was so kind as to answer some questions of mine regarding how he used clickers in his Abnormal Psychology class this past B15 term. He also allowed me to come to his last class and ask his students a little about what they thought of clickers – those results are at the bottom […]






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Custom Ordering Playlists in Ensemble

Filed in Multimedia, Tools for Teaching by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Custom Ordering Playlists in Ensemble

Ensemble is WPI’s online video platform – like an internal YouTube. WPI community members can request space in the system for creating their own repository of videos which further educational goals. Many instructors are already using Ensemble, from System Dynamics to Fire Protection to Biology. Like YouTube, users can create playlists. Playlists can have neat […]






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Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

Lecture Capture: This Time It’s Personal

There are many reasons to explore contingency planning for your class lectures and anyone who was in Worcester last winter can remember a particularly cold one. But even if you’re not trapped behind a sheet of ice you may still want to find a way to deliver course content to your students remotely. One tool that […]






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Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

Filed in How-to, Multimedia, Posters by on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Poster Printing! Best Practices to Ensure You Make a Poster that Effectively Communicates Your Ideas

This week we have invited Ellen Lincourt, Master of Posters (seriously, this should be an official bullet in her job description!), to contribute to our blog. Ellen is generally the first person you will meet when you come to the main ATC office in Fuller Labs. Not only does she coordinate the poster printing services […]






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Welcome back WPI Faculty!

Welcome back WPI Faculty!

Hope everyone’s first week is going smoothly!  Last Wednesday TTL was able to meet with new faculty members at WPI and give them an overview of the services we offer from Technology for Teaching and Learning @ the ATC.   It got me thinking that we should give the same refresher to our returning faculty! Such is the […]






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